Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2266 (ABH73.187) Brown-spot Pinion Agrochola litura, (Linnaeus, 1761)

KR09586

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Cirencester
Cirencester
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 22nd Sept 2020. Light trap.
Hemingford Grey, 22nd Sept 2020. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Final Instar, Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2013
Final Instar, Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Final Instar, Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2013
Final Instar, Freudenstadt, Germany, July 2013
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

This species has a chestnut ground colour and several blackish marks on the leading edge of the forewing.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 14-17mm
Foodplant(s): Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), Common Sorrel (Rumex acetosa), Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris), oaks (Quercus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), herbaceous plants, broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, late August-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland, parkland, grassland, heathland, fens, scrub, hedgerows and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 65 (24.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 August to 04 November

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Beaded Chestnut Agrochola lychnidis


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5